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From Madison Risk Group:

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the true guardian of construction workers’ safety. The United States Department of Labor classifies the hazards of crystalline silica as a human lung carcinogen. OSHA has an established Permissible Exposure Limit, or PEL, which is the maximum amount of crystalline silica to which workers may be exposed during an 8-hour work shift. The rule states the employer must meet a strict standard for how much silica dust workers can inhale and lowered the allowable exposure level by 80 percent.

We know most companies take very seriously their responsibility to protect its employees from excess exposures to crystalline silica. The new standard specifies what services employers must make available to workers who are exposed to high levels of silica dust and the training required of those who are at risk. …

Managing your risk is the main priority at MRG. We’re much more than an insurance broker, and through a qualified risk assessment, we will get to the core of each of our partners’ true exposures. Through an integrated approach, MRG’s team utilizes a front-line view into our partner clients’ operations allowing success time and time again. This insight guides how we apply resources to build the most comprehensive and cost effective risk transfer program available.

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GBCA has a free Silica Safety Program for GBCA members. This program provides discounts on air quality testing and resources to help ensure that your job sites are compliant with OSHA’s silica standards. Click below to learn more about the program, or contact GBCA’s Director of Safety Services Frank Durso at fdurso@ or 215-568-7015.